Nikkei reported that financial lenders are pressuring Sharp into a capital deal with Hon Hai. Sharp has denied an earlier report from Nikkei that Sharp was contemplating opting out of its copier, air-conditioner and LED businesses.

"It is true we are considering various matters for the recovery of our performance, and we will swiftly announce them if we make any decisions that need to be disclosed," sharp has said.
Sharps shares jumped 13 percent following Nikkei's report.